Cyber Security Specialist, Senior

The Challenge:

Warnings about cyber threats are everywhere and the constantly evolving nature of these threats can make understanding them seem overwhelming to government agencies. In all of this “cyber noise”, how can these organizations understand their risks and how to mitigate them? The answer is you – an information security risk specialist who will break down complex threats into manageable plans of action.

As an information security risk specialist on our team, you’ll use your experience to work with project owners and technical specialists to discover their cyber risks, understand applicable policies, and develop a mitigation plan. You’ll review technical, environmental, and personnel details from SMEs to assess the entire threat landscape. Then, you’ll guide your client through a plan of action with presentations, white papers, and milestones. You’ll work with your client to translate security concepts, so they can make the best decisions to secure their systems and capabilities. This is your opportunity to act as an information security subject matter expert while broadening your skills in providing state of the art concepts and approaches to authorizing systems for operations. Join us as we protect our military's cutting edge mission capabilities.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • Experience with managing security packages through completion via eMASS

  • Knowledge of emerging technologies in assessing system vulnerability

  • Knowledge of concepts to accelerate Authority to Operate such as Continuous ATO, and ATO in a day

  • Knowledge of Risk Management Framework and penetration testing tools

  • Ability to work independently and examine underlying technical issues impacting system security

  • Active Secret clearance

  • HS diploma or GED

  • Security + or Network + Certification

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with the software development process, including the concepts and approaches for integrating information assurance needs into a DEVSECOPS pipeline

  • Experience with providing information security guidance to capability development teams

  • Knowledge of emerging technologies in assessing system vulnerability

  • Knowledge of concepts to accelerate Authority to Operate such as Continuous ATO, and ATO in a day

  • Top Secret clearance preferred

  • BS degree in IT of Cybersecurity

  • CISM, CISSP Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills.

Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.

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